Frequently Asked Questions

All of New Zealand is touching wood and crossing their fingers that we stay out of another lockdown. However, if Auckland entered Alert Level 3 or Level 4 the Gala will be postponed or converted to a digital Awards ceremony.  Under Alert Level 3 or 4 tickets and accommodation at the cordis would be fully refundable. Air New Zealand offers credits on tickets if you would need to cancel flights. 
If you have any other questions about how we handle a force majeure, give Grayson a call on +64 21 545 8390. 

What is the purpose of the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora?  

The awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the primary healthcare sector and all that you do for our community. Sharing your successes will encourage innovation, collaboration, and equitable outcomes in the primary healthcare sector of Aotearoa. 

How do I keep up to date with all of this information? 

You can subscribe to our e-newsletter and publications: 

I have a great idea for the awards – who do I contact? 

Email Grayson Cobb from The Health Media with any thoughts, ideas or pearls of wisdom for these awards or the next –  

Who is sponsoring the awards? 

You can read about our sponsors on the sponsors page, which also links to their individual websites – aren’t they amazing? 

Who do I contact if I’m interested in sponsoring the awards? 

Please email Grayson Cobb: for information and enquiries into sponsorship. Please note Grayson will not be available 18 December - 18 January 2021.

When is the gala and what do I wear? 

The event is a black-tie gala held at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland on 15 May 2021. Our events page provides all the latest information on the who, what, where, when and why of the big event.

How do I get I get tickets?

If you go to our events page you can email Emma Houltham to purchase your tickets. The tickets are $250 PP + GST, there is a 10% discount if you book a table of 10. Get a group of colleagues together or give your manager a nudge.

Who is judging the entries? 

Judges include representatives from DHBs, the Ministry of Health, academia, pharmacy, general practice, nursing, business, and consumers. Once our judges have been finalised we will share who they are. 

When will finalists be announced? 

Finalists will be announced no earlier than 1 April 2021. 

What do you get if you are a finalist? 

Emma Houltham will contact you with all this information, along with a big congratulations! Each finalist entry or nomination will receive two tickets to the gala and a contribution towards travel and accommodation if outside of Auckland.  

When will winners be announced? 

On 15 May 2021 at the awards gala – better get your ticket! 

I cannot find an answer to my question – who should I contact?  

For general enquiries and information, please use our contact form and we will get back to you within one business day. If it is urgent, feel free to call any of the following people: 

Briar Thorman – general enquiries:

Grayson Cobb – sponsorship: 

Emma Houltham – tickets, travel, accounts: 

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